On 27th February 2022, in the night of Sunday to Monday, Muslims are celebrating the great day of Miraj, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) ascent to heaven (arab.lailat al-miʿrāǧ). KUDEM congratulates to all Muslims on this special occasion and asks Allah (c.c.) to help us to gain his pleasure.
The Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to heaven is considered as one of the greatest wonders and occurred in the 27 the night of the month Rejab about one year after the migration (Hijra) of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from Makkah to Medina. In this special night, the Prophet (phub) made a journey during the night on the wondrous mount called Buraq from the Kaaba in Makkah to the Al-Aqsa-Mosque in Jerusalem. Afterwards, the ascension to heaven occurred from the Al-Aqsa-Mosque. The Prophet (PBUH) has reached the highest point in the heavens and was graced with experiencing the Divine Presence.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has turned from his extraordinary journey after receiving instructions and gifts to take back to the faithful. One of these gifts was the obligatory five times a day Prayers, which are an excellent opportunity to gain pleasure and nearness to Allah(c.c.). Thus, it is narrated “Prayer is Miraj of the believers” and outlines the importance of the Prayers as the basis to experience the presence of Divine.
In this sense, we shall strive for ascending our character, moral values, spirituality and prayers to gain the nearness to our Creator (c.c.). KUDEM wishes that this magnificent occasion of Miraj brings unity to the entire Muslim world and solidarity and forgiveness to the world’s different regions. Especially to the location in which the miraculous event took place, KUDEM wishes an end of violence, shedding tears, sufferings and desperateness and in contrast enduring love strengthened by mutual trust and compassion for peace and harmony.